Dan in Real Life - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dan in Real Life Reviews

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
October 9, 2009
A charming, though occasionally off-target -- and consistently tempo-challenged -- romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
The most cloying family meeting since A Very Brady Christmas
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
May 10, 2009
Una comedia romántica muy menor, predecible e intrascendente que desaprovecha por completo el talento de un buen elenco. Una lástima.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
What's wrong with Steve Carrell? His is one of the quickest falls from comedy to crap since Chevy Chase.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 17, 2009
A creature made of gingerbread and hugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 18, 2008
I prefer a little more dysfunction in my dysfunctional family comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Carell and Binoche are great fun to watch, doing just what the movie requires (not much, as scripted by Pierce Gardner and director Peter Hedges) and then some.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
July 23, 2008
Carell seems to be at his best when he is put in awkward situations and is forced to make a fool out of himself, and there are plenty of those moments in Dan in Real Life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 1, 2008
Alas, [Hedges'] forays behind the camera with Pieces of April and now Dan in Real Life indicate he's got Sundance intentions but a Hallmark Channel soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 26, 2008
Writer/ director Peter Hedges likes to touch on deeper emotional truths, but he doesn't have the courage to really probe his characters' struggles in a meaningful way.
| Original Score: 69/100
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
March 26, 2008
Because it touches on the universal themes of loss and love so honestly, it is a film that feels authentic even in its many contrivances.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 19, 2008
...ultimately succumbs to an egregious emphasis on inauthentic elements...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 11, 2008
didn't really get it
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 7, 2008
I wound up enjoying most of what I saw, despite its familiarity and predictability. The film's got a good heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
March 4, 2008
Okay for forgiving romance fans, and a maybe-see for the rest of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 4, 2008
It attempts to take a Three's A Company situation and mix it together with a widower trying to raise three children. This is not cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Dan in Real Life is a film willing to admit that love is messy and that family, no matter how strained, is still the most perfect cauldron within which to ferment all those things that make life worth living...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 8, 2008
It's hilarious and painful as only real situations can be, and Hedges directs his excellent cast, with sensitivity and wry humour.
Simon Thompson
Heart 106.2
January 22, 2008
It's hard for a film like this not to come off as too sweet, but this grown up comedy manages in making it a real gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 15, 2008
Writer-director Peter Hedges ('Pieces of April') maintains a perfect balance between the comedy and the romance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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